For Honor Tier List (November 2021)

FOR HONOR TIER LIST: CHARACTER DETAILS

Now that you’ve gotten a general overview of our For Honor Tier List, here’re the finer details that you need to put your strategy together.

FOR HONOR TIER LIST: S-TIER

In this list are the strongest characters in our For Honor Tier List. We’ll give all details about the following characters to help your strategy for your winning match:

  • Kyoshin (Hybrid)
  • Warlord (Heavy)
  • Warmonger (Vanguard)
  • Conqueror (Heavy)
  • Nobushi (Hybrid)
  • Jiang Jun (Heavy)
  • Shinobi (Assassin)

KYOSHIN

Faction(s): Samurai
Hero Type: Hybrid
Health: 120
Stamina: 120
Sprint Speed: 7.5 m/s

Feats

TIER 1
Kagerou (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that allows the player to gain stackable Bleed when they attack after a Superior Block.
• Iron Lungs (Unlock at Level 5)
Passive skill that allows the player to sprint even when they’re out of stamina.
Speed Revive (Unlock at Level 13)
Passive skill that quickly revives fallen teammates.

TIER 2
Hikarimore (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that heals the player when they attack after a Superior Block.
Arrow Strike (Unlock at Level 7)
Calls an aerial attack doing AoE damage.
• Smoke Bomb (Unlock at Level 15)
Throws a smoke bomb on the ground which breaks the lock.

TIER 3
•  Hikari to Kage (Unlock at Level 1)
Applies Bleed and heals self on all the player’s attacks, and also grants the player stamina for every Superior Block.
•  Tough as Nails (Unlock at Level 9)
Passive skill that raises the player’s health.
•  Protected Revive (Unlock at Level 17)
Passive that grants player revived allies shields.

TIER 3
Mugen Houyou (Unlock at Level 1)
Targets all nearby enemies with spikes, dealing damage and pinning them.
Arrow Storm (Unlock at Level 11)
Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.
Fear Itself (Unlock at Level 19)
Move that debuffs the stamina regeneration and defense of enemies near the player.

WARLORD

Faction(s): Viking
Hero Type: Heavy
Health: 140
Stamina: 120
Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

Feats

TIER 1
• Speed Revive (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that quickly revives fallen teammates.
Rush (Unlock at Level 5)
Boosts movement speed for a short time.
Deadly (Unlock at Level 13)
Passive skill that boosts the player’s damage.

TIER 2
Bear Trap (Unlock at Level 1)
Sets a trap that, when activated, does damage to the enemy and stops their movement.
Juggernaut (Unlock at Level 7)
Boosts player defense at the cost of movement speed.
Flesh Wound (Unlock at Level 15)
Passive skill that causes the player to periodically gain damage reduction for oncoming attacks.

TIER 3
Fury (Unlock at Level 1)
Raises the player’s speed, attack, and defense for a short time.
Tough as Nails (Unlock at Level 9)
Passive skill that raises the player’s health.
Punch Through (Unlock at Level 17)
Passive skill that allows the player to deal damage on blocked attacks.

TIER 4
Regenerate (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that regenerates player’s health when they are outside of combat.
Auto Revive (Unlock at Level 11)
Passive skill that periodically revives the player instantly, unless upon execution.
Fire Flask (Unlock at Level 19)
Throws an explosive that does AoE fire damage.

WARMONGER

Faction(s):  Knights
Hero Type: Vanguard
Health: 130
Stamina: 130
Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

FEATS

TIER 1
Corruption Blade (Unlock at Level 1)
Single attack that deals damage to a target and causes them to also deal damage to nearby allies.
Rush (Unlock at Level 5)
Boosts movement speed for a short time.
•  Conqueror (Unlock at Level 13)
Passive skill that lets the player capture zones faster and gains longer boosts.

TIER 2
Elixir of Corruption (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that causes the player to gain health from dealing damage to Corrupted enemies.
Arrow Strike (Unlock at Level 7)
Calls an aerial attack doing AoE damage.
•  Flesh Wound (Unlock at Level 15)
Passive skill that causes the player to periodically gain damage reduction for oncoming attacks.

TIER 3
• Power of Corruption (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that boosts damage done to Corrupted enemies.
• Punch Through (Unlock at Level 9)
Passive skill that allows the player to deal damage on blocked attacks.
• Tough as Nails (Unlock at Level 17)
Passive skill that raises the player’s health.

TIER 4
 Corruption Blast (Unlock at Level 1)
AoE attack that Corrupts nearby falls.
• Arrow Storm (Unlock at Level 11)
Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.
• Auto Revive (Unlock at Level 19)
Passive skill that periodically revives the player instantly, unless upon execution.

CONQUEROR

Faction(s): Knights
Hero Type: Heavies
Health: 140
Stamina: 120
Sprint Speed: 6 m/s

FEATS

TIER 1
• Speed Revive (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that quickly revives fallen teammates.
• Conqueror (Unlock at Level 5)
Passive skill that allows the player to capture and upgrade control zones faster.
• Body Count (Unlock at Level 13)
Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill a soldier.

TIER 2
•  Juggernaut (Unlock at Level 1)
Boosts player defense at the cost of movement speed.
•  Shield Basher (Unlock at Level 7)
Passive skill that makes shield-based attacks deal damage.
•  Fiat Lux (Unlock at Level 15)
Throws a flash grenade that blinds enemies within the radius for a few seconds.

TIER 3
•  Punch Through (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that allows the player to deal damage on blocked attacks.
•  Heal on Block (Unlock at Level 9)
Passive skill that makes player blocking regenerate health.
•  Pugno Mortis (Unlock at Level 17)
Throws an explosive that deals AoE damage.

TIER 4
• Dauntless (Unlock at Level 1)
Grants the player immunity from attack interruptions for a short time.
• Regenerate (Unlock at Level 11)
Passive skill that regenerates player’s health when they are outside of combat.
• Catapult (Unlock at Level 19)
Calls a catapult strike dealing AoE damage.

NOBUSHI

Faction(s):Samurai
Hero Type: Hybrid
Health: 120
Stamina:120
Sprint Speed: 7 m/s

FEATS

TIER 1
Iron Lungs (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that allows the player to sprint even when they’re out of stamina.
Speed Revive (Unlock at Level 5)
Passive skill that quickly revives fallen teammates.
Body Count (Unlock at Level 13)
Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill a soldier.

TIER 2
Arrow Strike (Unlock at Level 1)
Calls an aerial attack doing AoE damage.
Smoke Bomb (Unlock at Level 7)
Throws a smoke bomb on the ground which breaks the lock.
Executioner’s Respite (Unlock at Level 15)
Passive skill that increases the healing of Executions by 50%.

TIER 3
Second Wind (Unlock at Level 1)
Recovers some of the player’s health.
Long Bow (Unlock at Level 9)
Fires an arrow that does moderate damage on the target.
Sharpen Blade (Unlock at Level 17)
Buffs the player’s damage for a short time.

TIER 4
Stalwart Banner (Unlock at Level 1)
Grants health regeneneration
Arrow Storm (Unlock at Level 11)
Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.
Fire Trap (Unlock at Level 19)
Sets a fire trap that, when activated, does AoE damage.

JIANG JUN

Faction(s): Wu Lin
Hero Type: Heavy
Health: 140
Stamina: 120
Sprint Speed: 6.25 m/s

Feats

TIER 1
Against All Odds (Unlock at Level 1)
Grants nearby allies increased damage the more enemies there are within a certain radius.
Deadly (Unlock at Level 5)
Passive skill that grants the player slightly increased damage every few seconds.
Speed Revive (Unlock at Level 13)
Passive skill that quickly revives fallen teammates.

TIER 2
Benefaction (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that grants nearby allies the benefits of the player’s Sifu’s Poise move.
• Inspire (Unlock at Level 7)
Grants increased damage to both the player and their allies.
Executioner’s Respite (Unlock at Level 15)
Passive skill that increases the healing of Executions by 50%.

TIER 3
• Soothing Mist (Unlock at Level 1)
Heals allies in an AoE based on the number of enemies around.
• Tough as Nails (Unlock at Level 9)
Passive skill that raises the player’s health.
• Second Wind (Unlock at Level 17)
Recovers some of the player’s health.

TIER 4
•  Fiery Barrage (Unlock at Level 1)
Leaves sparks around an enemy target that stun any other enemies that come into contact.
•  Fire Flask (Unlock at Level 11)
Throws an explosive that does AoE fire damage.
Phalanx (Unlock at Level 19)
Grants the player and all allies a shield.

SHINOBI

Faction(s): Samurai
Hero Type: Assassin
Health: 110
Stamina: 135
Sprint Speed: 7.5 m/s

Feats

TIER 1
• Bounty Hunter (Unlock at Level 1)
Passive skill that grants the player health and stamina every time they kill another hero.
• Stealth (Unlock at Level 5)
Passive skill that hides the player from enemy players’ HUD, radar, and aim assist function.
• Kiai (Unlock at Level 13)
Stuns nearby opponents with a scream.

TIER 2
• Smoke Bomb (Unlock at Level 1)
Throws a smoke bomb on the ground which breaks the lock.
• Shooting Stars (Unlock at Level 7)
Throws multiple shurikens.
• Executioner’s Respite (Unlock at Level 15)
Passive skill that increases the healing of Executions by 50%.

TIER 3
• Sharpen Blade (Unlock at Level 1)
Buffs the player’s damage for a short time.
• Nukekubi (Unlock at Level 9)
Grants the player stamina upon executing successful attacks.
• Slip Through (Unlock at Level 17)
Passive skill that grants the player attack buffs for a short time after dodging.

TIER 4
• Arrow Storm (Unlock at Level 1)
Call multiple aerial attacks doing AoE damage.
• Nail Bomb (Unlock at Level 11)
Sets a nail trap that, when activated, deals AoE damage.
• Yama Uba (Unlock at Level 19)
Grants the player health upon executing successful attacks.

 

 

On the next page, we’ll be checking all character details and skills of those in A-Tier.

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James Sterling received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of Southern California (USC). His Bachelor of Science was completed in Computer Science (Games) and his Master of Science was completed in Game Development. James spends his free time contributing on popular forums such as Tom's Hardware and AnandTech while hanging out with his cat Jonathan. Humorously, his favorite youtube channel is Jimquisition by Jim Sterling.

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